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Thunder Rock (1942)

Thunder Rock


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Release Date: Dec 4, 1942 Wide


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Robert Ardrey's theatrical semi-fantasy Thunder Rock was transformed in 1944 into one of the most successful British films of the year. Michael Redgrave stars as a disillusioned war correspondent, David Charleston, who shuts himself away from society by taking up residence in a Lake Michigan lighthouse. During one particularly stormy evening, Charleston's solitude is invaded by several strangers, all dressed in 19th century costume. It develops that these strangers are the ghosts of immigrants … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama , Classics , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Ardrey
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as David Charleston

as Ellen Kirby

as Streeter

as Melanie Kurtz

as Capt. Joshua

as Anne-Marie

as Ted Briggs

as Chairman of Director...

as Mr. Kirby

as Woman Director

as Planning

as Office Clerks

as Mrs. Briggs

as New Pilot
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Critic Reviews for Thunder Rock

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

A gripping wartime propaganda fantasy film that was based on the anti-isolation play of Robert Ardrey.

Full Review… | July 22, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Thunder Rock


Caught this about a 1/2 hour into it, so wasn't entirely sure what was happening. The story progression filled it in pretty well, and it turned out to be pretty decent. Kinda pessimistic at first, as each character is disillusioned by their efforts to improve humanity's lot being met with fear, suspicion and disdain, so give up rather than fight. But I think it's ultimately teaching the viewer that it is that very attitude that should keep us going -- that we shouldn't let others opinions of us deter us in our goals. Michael Redgrave, whom I'm liking more and more, did a good job. The film suffered just a bit with the corny "new lease on life" ending. But otherwise, a film to make you think.

Cindy I

Super Reviewer

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